Saturday, 31 December 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 112 - Happy

Hi Y'All

I hope you got lots and lots of lovely pressies for Christmas.

What another great challenge this week at Totally Gorjuss - our theme this week is "Happy" so we would like to see all your creations based on this - it can be anything from Happy Birthday, Happy Wedding to Happy Anniversary.

Our sponsor this week is the totally fabulous Lili of the Valley - make sure you check out what the awesome DT Ladies have created for your inspiration - there is an absolute plethora for you to look at.

I decided to go for "HAPPY NEW YEAR" seeing as it will be the start of a whole brand new year on Sunday and here is the card I made:

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Image:  Mo Manning "Celebrate"
Digi Papers:  The Digi Chick "Birthday Blowout"
Rhinestones:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20
Dress, Shoes & Socks:  BV00 BV01 BV02 R85 R83 R81 E41 E40
Hair:  E07 E08 E07
Dog:  N5 N4 N3 N2 N1

The shading and outline has been done with W5 W3 W1 W0 Blender Pen

I have edged everything with "Dusty Concord" Distress Ink and also used this to dye some seam binding.

Well there's only one thing left for me to do which is to wish each and every one .....


Thank you all for your support and wonderful comments.

Take care.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 111 - For Someone Special

A big "HELLLLLOOOOO" to my new Followers and thank you for joining me - very much appreciated.

Well here we are another week flown by, and another week close to Christmas!  Not long now until the big day - I hope Father Christmas brings you everything you wish for - particularly loads and loads and loads and loads of crafting goodies!!!

The challenge this week at Totally Gorjuss is "For Someone Special" and our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp.  Pop on over to the Totally Gorjuss site and see all the awesome creations the DT girls have made to get your creative minds going.

I have made a card for not just some-one special but for "some-two" special girls (twin nieces) who have just turned 12 and they are little-budding crafters who like nothing more than to spend the day in my craft room creating.  They are so good as well - I will have to post some of the fabulous cards they have made.

Enough waffle then - here is my card:

The recipe for my card is as follows:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning "Psst Dani & Taylor"
Papers:  My Minds Eye "Gertie"
Charms:  The Hobby House

I have coloured the image with Copics, Flexmarkers and Promarkers
(a girl can't have too many pens now can she! - heh heh heh)

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  Buttercup, Champagne, Cappuccino
Girl 1 - Top & Skirt:  E37 E35 E34 E49 E59 E57 Crimson, Ruby
Girls 1 - Boots:  E34 E33 E31 E30
Girl 2 - Top, Skirt & Boots:  N8 N6 N4, Burgundy, Crimson, Ruby, C9 C8 C6 C5 C0 C00
Folders:  YR24 YR23 YR21 BG09 BG07 BG05
Shading & Outline:  W5 W3 W1 W0 Blender Pen

Everything has been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I stained the cream seam binding with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a little water - love doing this as you can get such a good match.

I have made the flowers from punching out quite a few with the large and medium EK Success Retro Flower punch then putting a brad through them before scrunching the petals up to make them look a little bit like a flower.  Here is a close up for you - you can just see one of the pearl brads poking through on the lowest small flower:

So that's it from me for today; I have got stacks to do this weekend - a few presents left to buy and loads and loads of presents still to wrap.

I hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for taking the time to have a look.


Saturday, 10 December 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 110 - Let it Snow

Happy Saturday Everyone

I hope you have all had a good week.  Only a couple of weeks left to go till Christmas!  I just can't believe how quickly this year has flown by!

This week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss is "Let it Snow" and this week's fabby sponsor is Crafter's Companion.  Check out what the DT ladies have made for you to get your creative juices flowing.

Here is the card I have made for this challenge.

I just love Lili of the Valley stamps, they are just wonderful to work with.

I'll make my apologies for the rubbish pictures now - this weather is just no good for taking pictures in natural light and I hate all the hassle of having to get my light tent out then plug all the lights in and around it and then ending up with an average image at best - wow how grumpy am I!!! 

Anyway, I have purchased an all new singing and dancing light box (I hope) which has all the daylight bulbs inside it so all you have to do is plug it in, switch it on, put your card (or whatever you want to photograph) inside and bobs your uncle!  Sounds great and I can't wait!  I'll be back with more updates when I get it.

Okie dokie, so rant over about the weather and pictures (sorry!) - the recipe for my card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley "Feathered Friends"
Papers:  My Minds Eye "Jolly Holly"
Poinsettias / Spacers / Brads:  The Hobby House
Circular Stamp:  "Cats Life Press" from Happy Daze

Image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 R20 R30

Coat & Hat:  R39 R29 R27 R24 N7
Boots:  E37 E35 E33 N5 N3

Hat & Trousers:  E43 E42 E41
Coat:  E37 E35 E34
Scarf:  R29 R27 R24 N5 N4 N3
Boots:  N7 N5 N3

Branches:  G28 YG67 YG63
Robins:  R17 R14 E35 E34
Outline:  W1 W0 Blender Pen

Everything has been coated in Glamour Dust and Stardust Stickles
I have edged everything in "Festive Berry" and "Walnut Stain" Distress Inks

One last picture of the inside of my card before you all drop off and fall asleep:

That's it from me - I hope you all have a great weekend and keep all well wrapped-up and warm.


Saturday, 3 December 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 109 - Sketch

Hey Everyone

Can you believe it's December already!!!!!   Three weeks to Christmas - loads of presents still to buy - lots of cards still to make!!!! OMG!!!  Anyone would think I'm starting to panic!

Without further ado this week's challenge at Totally Gorjuss is a sketch.  For the sake of always repeating myself, I so love working with sketches and this week's wonderful sponsor is the fantastic Joanna Sheen.

I love Joanna's on line shop - she has loads and loads of goodies to choose from at really competitive prices and then she charges absolutely nothing for postage - we love you Joanna!

Oh I nearly forgot - thank you for all your amazing creations for last week's challenge - there was sparkle just everywhere.

So here is the sketch that we would like you to follow:

Simple eh!  Don't forget you can mirror it, turn it upside down and make some slight alterations to it; as long as we can see that you've tried to follow the sketch you're in with a chance to win.  Go and see what the wonderful DT ladies have created to inspire you - they are just fabulous.

Here is the card I made:

I just love Lili of the Valley stamps - they are just so perfect.

Here is a close-up of the stamp:

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley 'O Christmas Tree"
Papers:  My Minds Eye "Lost & Found Christmas"
Charm & Pearls:  The Hobby House

I have coloured the image with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000

Coat:  R39 R29 R27 R24
Boots:  E37 E35 E33
Bow & Holly:  R29 R27 R24 YG67 YG63

Coat & Hat:  E29 E27 E25
Trousers:  E43 E42
Gloves & Scarf:  R29 R27 R24

Tree:  E17 E15 G28 YG67 YG63
Star:  YR24 YR23 YR21
Stool:  E29 E27 E25

I have edged everything with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and everything has been given a good coating of Glamour Dust except for the flowers where I have edged them with "Stardust" Stickles to give them a frosty, blingy look.

Finally, as normal I have carried the layout through to the inside of the card:

So that's it from me - I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see all your wonderful creations across at Totally Gorjuss.

See ya - be safe.